Welcome to Moab’s Colorado River corridor! Planning a guided river trip or a self-propelled tour of your own? Here are a few facts and figures to help plan your day.
RIVER ACCESS POINTS
Unless otherwise noted, all sites feature rustic (pit) toilets.
Travel times and distances are approximate.
Gold Bar (small dirt ramp for smaller vessels, camping) – 10 miles downriver on Potash Road – allow 25 minutes from town
Highway Bridge/Moab Ramp – park across the bridge at Lyons Hub for bathrooms- mile 0 on HWY 128 (River Road)
Big Bend (small vessel access, no ramp) – mile 7 on River Road – allow 15 minutes
Take Out Beach/Ramp – mile 10 on River Road – allow 20 minutes
Sandy Beach (small vessel access, no ramp) – mile 12 on River Road – allow 25 minutes
Rocky Rapid (ramp with parking) - mile 16.5 on River Road – allow 35 minutes
Onion Creek (two small ramps with camping) – mile 21 on River Road – allow 45 minutes
Hittle Bottom (ramp with camping) – mile 23 on River Road – allow 45 minutes
Dewey Bridge (ramp with camping) – mile 30 on River Road – allow 60 minutes
More rapids: Between Onion Creek and Big Bend
More flat water: Dewey Bridge to Hittle Bottom or Onion Creek, Big Bend to Gold Bar
Always wear your PFD (personal flotation device) and stay hydrated. If going out on your own, be informed about what to expect on a given stretch of river and make sure your fitness and skill level are commensurate with the water at that level in that area.
Need more information? Give Wild West Voyages a call at 435-355-0776 or stop by their Main Street shop at 446 South Main, Unit A, and plan your guided river tours in rafts, inflatable kayaks, or on stand up paddle boards! They also rent out this equipment and offer shuttle service on site to get you out there!
“NOW…LET’S GO BOATIN’!”
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Wild West Voyages offers guided daily river trips, equipment rentals and river shuttle service. Raft, kayak, or stand up paddle: All Trails Lead to the River! Give them a call at 435-355-0776 to arrange your river day, or visit www.Wildwestvoyages.com.